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Week 6 / NFC Safeties

NOTICE – Chart Key Marking Fine-Tuning Update

This was not applied to all the charts yet but will be by WK6. We are using a new STAR method this year that needed a better user-friendly feel.

Avoid Weak
1/5
Barley Solid
2/5
Firm Solid
3/5
Really Solid
4/5
Firm Strong
5/5

Questionable (?)  –  Out (O)

Doubtful  –  (D)  –  Injuried Reserve (IR)

NFC North

Bears Safeties

Eddie Jackson
3/5
Tashaun Gipson
3.5/5
Deon Bush
1/5
Sherrick McManis
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable and as marked versus the Panthers. Gibson has waiver wire pick up upside, as we mentioned in this week’s article.

Lions Safeties

Tracy Walker
3/5
Duron Harmon
2.5/5
Will Harris
2/5
C.J. Moore
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: The matchup versus the Jaguars looked pretty solid. The question of who will get the full-time snaps still lingers coming out of the bye-week. Question is, do we have an option as solid or better worth waiting this out and sitting them all.

Packers Safeties

Adrian Amos
1.5/5
Darnell Savage
1.5/5
Will Redmond
1/5
Raven Greene
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Coming out of the bye-week and facing the Bucs isn’t exactly ideal for any owners this contest. The players have holes and inconsistency concerns. not to mention that the Bucs are bottom third in allowing production on paper to the safety position.

Vikings Safeties

Harrison Smith
3/5
Anthony Harris
4.5/5
Josh Metelus
1/5
Brian Cole
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable duo, and as marked versus the Falcons and noting that Smith isn’t getting the production of past years. So in this one, Harris gets the upside on paper.

NFC south

Falcons Safeties

Keanu Neal (?)
2.5/5
Ricardo Allen
2.5/5
Sharrod Neasman
1/5
Damontae Kazee (I.R.)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Neal and Allen look like they’ll make it again this week. Neal is practicing on a limited basis since the last we have seen via reports. They should be solid enough versus the Vikings and actually carry some upside we are not willing to add due to injury concerns.

Panthers Safeties

Jeremy Chinn ILB/DB
3.5/5
Tre Boston
3/5
Juston Burris
3.5/5
Sam Franklin
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: We again need to make it clear, Chinn maybe listed on sites as a safety, but he is playing an inside linebacker role.

Stable and roll as marked versus the Bears who favor gifting a decent amount of IDP production to the safeties. And noting Burris remained on our waiver wire bye-week pick up article.

Saints Safeties

Malcolm Jenkins (?)
0/5
C.J. Gardner-Johnson
0/5
Marcus Williams
0/5
D.J. Swearinger
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Bye-Week.

Buccaneers Safeties

Antoine Winfield Jr.
2.5/5
Jordan Whitehead
2.5/5
Mike Edwards
1/5
Andrew Adams
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: This one on paper versus the Packers might be the worse matchup these guys have seen. The Packers have been at the bottom of the barrel in allowing production to the safeties. And everything you see marked is based on their upside they’ve had to get them there. They aren’t likely to bust, but they aren’t likely to meet the high average they’ve had.

NFC East

Cowboys Safeties

Xavier Woods
4/5
Donovan Wilson
1/5
Darian thompson
1/5
Steven Parker
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: We mentioned last week how Wilson may start, and he did with Woods. But our real problem is now is that they played Wilson 65%, Parker 35%, and Thompson 22% with Woods getting his normal 100%. Parker had just been signed off the practice squad. At the least, we can say it does look like Thompson is done for. Butt still leaves a cloud on Wilson, and now Parker. So we wait ad see if this ever gets worked out.

As for Woods versus the Cardinals, we have him in as a potential waiver wire bye-week play this week. The Cardinals just may be his best matchup on paper to date as a top 7 team allowing production to the safeties.

Giants Safeties

Logan Ryan
2.5/5
Julian Love
1/5
Jabrill Peppers (?)
1/5
Adrian Colbert (?)
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: It indeed is a confusing situation with this unit. Here is what we do know, for now, with the snap counts off still. Ryan is our only safe target as the last man standing getting 100% of the snap counts, for now. The Giants are mixing and matching the secondary still. And the local reports are conflicting on why and how they are even trying to. When your QB has thrown just two TD’s and 5 INTs all year, is changing up the secondary really the focus?

Ryan has a “just” solid on paper matchup versus the Washington Team.

Eagles Safeties

Rodney McLeod
2.5/5
Jalen Mills
2.5/5
Marcus Epps
1/5
K’Von Wallace
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Stable but only so solid versus the Ravens on paper. If there is any upside to be had it is likely with Mills.

Washington’s Safeties

Landon Collins
3/5
Troy Apke
1.5/5
Deshazor Everett
1/5
Kamren Curl
1/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Like many of the teams, only one secure play here with Collins versus the Giants. Everett is now cutting into Apke’s playing time. 

NFC West

Cardinals Safeties

Budda Baker
3.5/5
Deionte Thompson
2/5
Chris Banjo (?)
2/5
Jalen Thompson (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Looks like Baker is matchup proof again after the injury. And it also looks like the Cardinals are going to give Thompson a harder look over Banjo now. But buyer beware, that is far from a lock just yet. Versus the Cowboys, Budda should do Budda things but we advise waiting on the other guys at least one more week.

Rams Safeties

John Johnson III
4/5
Taylor Rapp
3/5
Terrell Burgess
0.5/5
Jordan Fuller (IR)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Rapp did indeed lose his gig again to Fuller after returning from his injury. But that whole drama for Rapp is over now that Fuller was just placed on I.R. And versus the 49ers on paper should make any owner happy that can locate Rapp on the waiver wires as owners started dropping him.

49ers Safeties

Jimmie Ward
2.5/5
Jaquiski Tartt
2.5/5
Marcell Harris
1/5
Tarvarius Moore
0.5/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Ward served us well in our waiver wire pick up article, last week. But the going is going to get tougher versus the Rams on paper. The Rams are at the other end of the spectrum in allowing production to the safeties than the Dolphins were last contest. They both have started showing some consistency lately, just understand that the ceiling on paper looks marginal at “just” solid. And it almost went with “barely” at first until we decided this divisional game may mean the difference.

Seahawks Safeties

Quandre Diggs
0/5
Ryan Neal (CB)
0/5
Lano Hill
0/5
Jamal Adams (?)
0/5

See New Chart Key Above -Advice/Note: Bye-Week.

We are going to put thought into the mix while the team is on bye and they hope Adams is ready to go when they return. Has Neal made as good as an impression in real life as he has with IDP owners? Because if he has, Diggs and maybe some of the other cornerbacks on the team may need to worry a bit. But this is just a thought as Neall will likely just step down to the third safety role.

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